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How to monitor Lambda functions

As serverless application architectures have gained popularity, AWS Lambda has become the best-known service for running code on demand without having to manage the underlying compute instances. From an ops perspective, running code in Lambda is fundamentally different than running a traditional application. Most significantly from an observability standpoint, you cannot inspect system-level metrics from your application servers.


Weekly Cyber Security News 06/12/2019

A selection of this week’s more interesting vulnerability disclosures and cyber security news. I certainly have some ‘wow’ items for you this week. The first just does not bear thinking about as to the potential impact this breach could have – it really is an horrorfic ‘wow’: We know that BEC fraud schemes hope to take pot luck at a busy employee’s lapse of proceedure, but when they really have you in their eyes, the grip can be just ‘wow’.


NGINX vs Apache - Which Web Server Is Right for You?

Today's IT and DevOps teams have not one, but two, feature-rich open source Web servers to choose from: NGINX and Apache HTTP Server (which is often called simply "Apache"). At a high level, both platforms do the same core thing: Host and serve Web content. Both also offer comparable levels of performance and security. Yet when you dive into the details, you'll find that there are many differences between NGINX and Apache.

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How Big Enterprises and Governments can Benefit from on-premise Solutions?

Albeit knowing the risk, being a highly regulated Government body, do you still risk to host your sensitive data over the public cloud? It must be a thinkable idea for small and medium-sized businesses to migrate or host their information over SaaS-based applications or on cloud servers. But, the amount of damage that is irrevocable could go unthinkable and unimaginable for data-sensitive enterprises like Governments, Defence Agencies, Medical, Banking, and Large businesses.


Vagrant vs. Docker: Which Is Better for Software Development?

The last fifteen years have seen huge increases in developer productivity for several reasons, including the arrival of open source into the mainstream and the ability to better emulate target environments. In addition, the process of resetting a development environment back to the last known stable version has been vastly improved by Vagrant and then Docker.


Improving IoT security with log management

The Internet of Things (IoT) revolution has set the beginning of a new age of data transfer. Each day, a massive number of new devices get added to all kinds of network infrastructures, transferring gargantuan amounts of data back and forth. In the next decade, we expect the number of IoTs to grow to a staggering 80 billion connected devices – practically outnumbering the human population tenfold.


CFEngine 3.10.7 LTS and 3.12.3 LTS released

We are now happy to release two new LTS versions of CFEngine, 3.10.7 LTS, and 3.12.3 LTS. This will be the last release of the CFEngine 3.10 LTS series. Standard Support of CFEngine 3.10 LTS ends end of this year. If you would like extended support, please contact us. From the CFEngine release schedule, we see that CFEngine 3.10 LTS is maintained and supported until December 28th, 2019.


Cyber Security Protocols That You Should Know

According to the recent research on cyber security, a significant amount of security breaches happens due to human error. In this article, we took a closer look at cyber security protocols that can help you eliminate the human error and keep your organization safe. The recent research on cyber security illustrates that a great number of security breaches take place because of human error.


Key Takeaways from the CCPA Audit Webinar with Dr. Maxine Henry

Dr. Maxine Henry, one of Reciprocity’s renowned GRC experts, led a webinar on the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA). This sweeping legislation creates data privacy rights for covered consumers—which means it also imposes obligations on businesses to safeguard personal information. Before implementation on January 1, 2020, Dr. Henry discusses how to prepare.